|LW’s Sarah S. and Guide Josef Szende
at Columbus Circle
What better way to celebrate Bike Month and welcome the summer weather than with a bike tour? This past Saturday, LANDMARK WEST! cruised the Upper West Side with bicycle enthusiast Josef Szende, exploring historic railway, subway and greenway sites and structures.
|Szende discussing the development of the Route 9A Reconstruction Project,
making Manhattan’s west side accessible to cyclists and pedestrians.
Josef Szende earned his master’s degree in urban planning (with a focus on transportation) at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation and his B.A. in geography from the University of Toronto. He is currently the Executive Director of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District, and is also an avid Transportation Alternatives volunteer.
|Learning about the Hudson River Railroad, hidden behind the background’s stone structure|